Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Arthur & George. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. Pp. 389  + . 23.3 x 15.4 cm.
[Title page lists the date as 2006, but the proof was printed and distributed in 2005.]
“Advance Reader’s Edition” in decorative paper cover for distribution to reviewers and booksellers. Top of the front cover clearly labels the book “ADVANCE READER’S EDITION”, whereas the bottom of the inside front cover states, “UNCORRECTED PROOF · NOT FOR SALE”. Booksellers may list this edition as either an “advance reader’s copy” or “uncorrected proof”, but it is not to be confused with the uncorrected proof in blue wraps that received more limited distribution.
Back cover features a letter to “Colleagues” from Sonny Mehta, editor in chief at Knopf. Spine states date of publication for the hardback edition as “JANUARY 2006”.